I stayed at Barholm Accommodation in Creetown on the Friday and Saturday night of the Spring Bank Holiday in late May 2018. Barholm Accommodation has eight rooms a mix of shared and private ensuite rooms.
I was attracted by the low price of £19.50 per night for a single ensuite room and the positive reviews. I was in Dumfries and Galloway primarily to attend the Spring Fling event.
I received a call on my mobile phone from one of the owners on the Friday morning asking me at what time I’d be checking in. I really wasn’t sure. It was a hot day (by Scottish standards) and I wasn’t sure if I’d be feeling like making my planned evening art studio visits. The owner didn’t seem best pleased that I wasn’t willing to commit to an arrival time.
In the end, I did go to one art studio in Ross Bay that evening. I arrived in Creetown around 7.30pm. I found the last available space in the car park at the rear of the building. There is one disabled parking space and one space for charging an electric car.
There was another guest wishing to check in by the locked entrance. door. There was a note on the door with a mobile number to call. Within a few minutes one of the owners arrived to let us in.
I was shown up to my 2nd floor room. It was located at the back of hotel, which meant no view of the estuary. But the view over some cottages and countryside from the large window was pretty.
The necessity of closing the bathroom door when having a shower was emphasised to avoid triggering the fire alarm. The owner explained that a TV had just been installed in the room and set it up.
Personally, I’d rather have had a kettle in the room than a TV. There is a shared kitchen with a kettle. But with 8 rooms, it can be hard to access the kitchen at peak periods. The kitchen had a fridge/freezer, which was great for keeping my food and freezing my ice blocks.
Despite being on the top floor my room was cool on a rather warn evening. It was good size for a single room. Some single rooms are more akin to a broom cupboard. The towels were thick and fluffy. The mattress was a bit soft for my taste. There was no desk space at which to lay my Chromebook.
I didn’t get a very good WiFi signal in my room and my mobile phone signal was patchy. But on both evenings by the time I arrived at the Barholm Accommodation, had something to eat and a shower, I wasn’t too bothered about no getting online.
In my opinion, Barholm Accommodation was excellent value for money at £19.50 a night for a single ensuite room. The room was very clean.
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